CDC Tells Whitmer Lockdown Is Better Than Vaccines
CDC Tells Whitmer Lockdown Is Better Than Vaccines
The CDC told Gretchen Whitmer no when she requested a vaccine surge. Instead, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says the state needs to go into another lockdown.
Yes, you read the above correctly.
“The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contradicted the Whitmer administration Monday, saying the answer to Michigan’s “acute situation” with COVID-19 is not to surge vaccines but to shut down the state and “flatten the curve.”
“Really what we need to do in those situations is shut things down,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during a Monday briefing.
“I think if we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we will be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work — to actually have the impact.”
You know, this irritates me to no end. The CDC is pushing for vaccines, yet they’ve also rolled out very passive aggressive ads on TV, radio and elsewhere. Those ads are irritating and condescending. One such ad that was inflicted on me multiple times today was this fatherly voice talking to his young son about how, even with the vaccine, one must continue to live in fear, never leave home, not attend school, wear masks, and social distance. The ad doesn’t say that outright, but that is the overarching implication.
Then you have Fauci peddling this load of crap.
“Asked if eating and drinking inside restaurants and bars is “okay now,” Fauci replied in the negative.
“For the simple reason that the level of infection, the dynamic of infection in the community are still really disturbingly high,” he said. “Like just yesterday there were close to 80,000 new infections and we’ve been hanging around 60, 75,000.”
Even if vaccinated, individuals need to “remember that you still have to be careful and not get involved in crowded situations, particularly indoors where people are not wearing masks,” according to Fauci.
There you go. According to noted expert Fauci, who has gotten EVERYTHING wrong about this damned virus, we need to continue to live in fear. Fauci is 80. He’s at high risk. Those of us without underlying health issues, or are kids/young adults are in the much MUCH lower risk category. If Fauci wants to hide in his house like the coward he is, fine. The rest of us need to live our lives.
Fauci continues to ignore 100 years of vaccine science.— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 12, 2021
His only real theme is “do what I say” even when it makes no sense.
If you’ve recovered or been vaccinated – go about your life. Eat, drink, work, open the schools.
Enough with the petty tyrants! https://t.co/HiZR9JRuTI
The CDC would rather NOT send more vaccines to Michigan. Instead, Rochelle’s idea of a solution is to push for more lockdowns while implying that the vaccines won’t stop anything. Keep in mind, the request for more vaccines for Michigan has been in the pipeline for weeks now.
Which begs the question. What or who is the hold up? Why is the CDC and/or the Biden Administration refusing Gretchen Whitmer’s request? Remember, just a few weeks ago Rochelle was singing a different tune regarding vaccinations.
Furthermore, Fauci’s messaging along with the CDC’s is problematic for another reason.
I really cannot stress enough how harmful it is for Fauci to say that vaccinated people shouldn't eat indoors because infection rates are high. Regardless of his intent, this statement sends the explicit message that the vaccines are ineffective. pic.twitter.com/yYCwrubBaB— Noam Blum (@neontaster) April 12, 2021
Yes indeed, the message that the CDC and Fauci have sent out today is a DIRECT contributor to people’s hesitancy in getting vaccinated.
It also doesn’t help that the CDC decided to grace us last week with the news that Covid doesn’t live on surfaces. Instead it’s a 1 in 10,000 chance someone would get the virus from opening a door, sitting at a restaurant table, going into a store, or going to school. So much for that hand sanitizer run.
The CDC and Fauci, along with far too many idiot media are wanting to keep this country locked down. It’s power, not science, that is definitely at play here.
Should Gretchen Whitmer be doing more to get the vaccines she already has rolled out to the Michigan public? Absolutely. But for the CDC to refuse vaccines and instead instruct Whitmer to lock down the entire state for an indefinite period of time…that isn’t science. That’s politics and power grabs.
Gretchen Whitmer has only suggested or recommended that businesses, sports, and schools take a pause for the next two weeks. The schools said NOPE. Restaurants were completely relieved that a new mandate was nowhere to be found.
We are well on our way to herd immunity due to how many in the US have had Covid and/or are getting vaccinated. Yet CDC’s Rochelle Walensky and Fauci would rather we hide in our basements until THEY decide it’s safe to come out.
That’s not how viruses work. Viruses mutate, and this one is mutating, just as the flu has done for decades.
More to the point, it’s time they quit the lectures and let Americans use their own best judgement. Having just been in Texas, it was a treat to see Americans making their OWN choices as to whether to stay home, go out to eat, shop, and travel. Furthermore, it was left up to their choice whether they wanted to wear a mask or not. Texans have conducted their own risk assessments and are choosing accordingly.
The CDC and Fauci hate that. Which is why Walensky told Gretchen Whitmer no on the vaccines and is pushing for another lockdown. With the end result of contributing to MORE distrust of the vaccines, not less. Heckuva job guys, heckuva job.
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